Translation for breaking language barriers in the railway field

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Project information

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  • Total budget: 248k€
  • Project start date: 01/12/2019
  • Project end date: 30/11/2021
  • Project coordinator: International union of railways (UIC)- Freight Department
  • Grant agreement n°881779

Project description

  • Rail freight and its future rely heavily on cross border exchanges
  • Corridors support a seamless approach for the rail freight offering
  • Nonetheless, interoperability barriers still exist, such as the B1 level language proficiency requirement
  • Allowing greater flexibility in terms of language without jeopardizing safety is a priority

Project objectives

  • Provide drivers and traffic controllers with a set of predefined messages in normal and exceptional circumstances in all countries
  • Enable communication on the basis of these messages using a digital tool, via a prototype developed in the context of the project
  • Pilot testing will take place on different corridors

Project structure

WP1 Tool
WP2 Pilots
WP3 Safety
WP4 Dissemination and exploitation
WP5 Management

Project consortium

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Sunday 1 December 2019